A "grassroots" music video produced by a group calling themselves "Sing for Change," which shows 22 children singing praises to Barack Obama is leaving many people scratching their heads.
“We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeeeedom! Obama…” sings a young girl.
The video, which was not produced by the Obama campaign, "chronicles a recent Sunday afternoon," according to the YouTube description, "when 22 children, ages 5-12, gathered to sing original songs in the belief that their singing would lift up our communities for the coming election. Light, hope, courage and love shine through these nonvoting children who believe that their very best contribution to the Obama campaign is to sing."
I found the video quite disturbing, and I find I am not alone in my assessment.
... it is eerie. What on earth are children doing praying to a political candidate? I'm not sure what bothers me most: Is it their glassy-eyed stares? Is it their Children of the Corn-fed good looks? Their hypnotized vibrato-less tones?
From The Washington Post:
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
It is possible to criticize one side without endorsing the other, right?
Just to keep things in perspective, take a glance at this vision of our future in Obamaland. All those who find Christian camps terrifying, brace yourselves.
From The Anchoress:
It creeped me out in 2000 when people stood on a streetcorner handing out lyrics and singing songs about how Hillary Clinton was “a human statue of liberty…” who would solve all the world’s problems.
It creeps me out even more to see children exploited - to serenade and “lighten the community” - about Dear Leader Obama, and the glorious “we” who are going to spread “happiness.” Or, more accurately, the glorious “they” who will spread happiness - partly, it seems, through control of media.
Because “spreading happiness,” apparently, is the role of government. Not to protect the shores, build the infrastructure and get out of the way, but to make us “happy.”
This has more than a little whiff of Havana and Moscow about it, sorry.
From Hot Air:
Their music? No, the music came from the people who wanted to indoctrinate these children, and many others, in the faith of the New Messiah.
These kids are already being taught to worship Obama as if he were some kind of god. That's what kids in North Korea, Cuba, Saddam Hussein's old Iraq, and other totalitarian regimes were taught to do as well. The purpose is if they grow up seeing their leaders as god-like they're less likely to rise up against them.
From Pajamas Media:
Watching this video has disturbed me more than almost anything I have seen in recent years. It is the kind of exploitation of children that reminds me of Young Pioneer Camps I saw when visiting the Soviet Union in the Eighties.
View Sing for Change Obama video and lyrics below.
WE'RE GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD
We're gonna spread happiness
We're gonna spread freedom
Obama's gonna change it
Obama's gonna lead 'em
We're gonna change it
And rearrange it
We're gonna change the world.
SING FOR CHANGE
Music and lyrics by Kathy Sawada
Now's the moment, lift each voice to sing
Sing with all your heart!
For our children, for our families,
Nations all joined as one.
Sing for joy and sing abundant peace,
Courage, justice, hope!
Sing together, hold each precious hand,
Lifting each other up;
Sing for vision, sing for unity,
Lifting our hearts to Sing!
YES WE CAN
Music and lyrics by Kathy Sawada
Yes we can
Lift each other up
In peace, in love, in hope